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by Miss Lonelyhearts
Thu Dec 17, 2020 2:41 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Breakup Songs
Replies: 19
Views: 1312

Re: Breakup Songs

by Miss Lonelyhearts
Fri Dec 11, 2020 11:21 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Deeper reading/Understanding literature better
Replies: 16
Views: 828

Re: Deeper reading/Understanding literature better

Sample widely. If you’re not enjoying one classic author, try another. Read what strongly interests you. Reread. Metamorphosis and The Dead will mean more to you now than before you read them. Some of the analyses will seem brilliant; others will now seem hokum. That’s progress. Focus on the paraphr...
by Miss Lonelyhearts
Sat Nov 21, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: 7Wannabe5- Take 6
Replies: 273
Views: 20456

Re: 7Wannabe5- Take 6

Well, it sounds like at his best the cowboy is a rather curmudgeonly libertine, and at his worst an anti-intellectual scold. You've written about appreciating the assertive, focus-on-task energy that he provided, but if it's too easy for him to slip into rigid contract-enforcing mode, it's hard to i...
by Miss Lonelyhearts
Sat Nov 21, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Ultimatums that actually worked
Replies: 2
Views: 369

Re: Ultimatums that actually worked

I spent years in the restaurant biz and admire the moxie of your teenage self. I think key to your success was your stated willingness to walk -- that primo leverage in any negotiation. Restaurant jobs are a bit odd. Legends often emerge about exclusive restaurants with exacting standards, but havin...
by Miss Lonelyhearts
Sat Nov 21, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: 7Wannabe5- Take 6
Replies: 273
Views: 20456

Re: 7Wannabe5- Take 6

Which is more likely, that your diagnosable mother and skating on the edge of socially sanctionable ex-bf both have made uncharacteristically wise insight into consequences of your body’s deviation from classical ideal, or that two skilled manipulators gifted with abundant access to your company and...
by Miss Lonelyhearts
Thu Nov 12, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from cold & windy Wyoming!
Replies: 1
Views: 280

Re: Hello from cold & windy Wyoming!

It sounds good. And the flipside of pity is celebrating the fact that you got here at all.

During one of his recent meltdowns, I learned Kanye West has a ranch in Cody. Some parts of celeb life may be worth it after all. Lifelong resident or there for work/school?
by Miss Lonelyhearts
Fri Nov 06, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Fixit Log
Replies: 191
Views: 56055

Re: Fixit Log

Probably some degree of status comparison inherent in any branded machine that every family on the block owns, particularly so in upwardly mobile communities. It’s also the case that what one studies in college can have a major influence on what one aspires to in one’s free time, irrespective of how...
by Miss Lonelyhearts
Tue Oct 20, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: How many of you wear glasses or contacts?
Replies: 27
Views: 4456

Re: How many of you wear glasses or contacts?

39dollarglasses.com:

1st pair, 2018: $39 - $10 coupon +$5 shipping = $34
2nd pair, 2019: $24 + 4.95 shipping = $27.59

Both pairs are to correct both eyes (two different prescription) for distance only.
by Miss Lonelyhearts
Tue Oct 20, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: A Conservative Policy Solution to Slow Down Climate Change?
Replies: 511
Views: 22215

Re: A Conservative Policy Solution to Slow Down Climate Change?

I am not (politically) conservative. It was hard (impossible?) to envision a politician gaining a passionate national following promoting a social democratic overhaul of the US federal government. Then Bernie Sanders happened. It was hard (impossible?) to envision George Will, Mitt Romney, and John ...
by Miss Lonelyhearts
Mon Oct 19, 2020 1:17 am
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Something From Nothing Log
Replies: 634
Views: 163302

Re: Something From Nothing Log

Image
On the ground at the park, lightly caked dirt, double wash, good as new!
by Miss Lonelyhearts
Tue Oct 06, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Polyamory Support Group
Replies: 302
Views: 57631

Re: Polyamory Support Group

Re: color wheel: there is a lot of pragma on this forum!
by Miss Lonelyhearts
Thu Oct 01, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Polyamory Support Group
Replies: 302
Views: 57631

Re: Polyamory Support Group

As you describe it, your (ex?)partner’s behavior seems strongly inclined towards nonverbal acts that say “Fuck you,” followed by denials that that was what she meant. She may even believe she’s being truthful when she says this. Your couples therapist’s guidelines seem well intentioned, and especial...
by Miss Lonelyhearts
Thu Oct 01, 2020 2:51 am
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: The Cult of Samin Nosrat
Replies: 15
Views: 1135

Re: The Cult of Samin Nosrat

I like her but I wouldn’t join the cult. If you want to use kosher salt but don’t want to toss the iodized stuff you have around, save it for pasta water, soups, etc — applications where it’s dissolved and the coarser texture of kosher or sea salt won’t be missed. +1 for Diamond Crystal. It’s a few ...
by Miss Lonelyhearts
Mon Sep 21, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Fill in an in-ground pool?
Replies: 18
Views: 1062

Re: Fill in an in-ground pool?

If you’re worried about the frogs, just put in a ramp
by Miss Lonelyhearts
Sun Aug 30, 2020 3:52 am
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Sewing simple cotton masks
Replies: 114
Views: 12131

Re: Sewing simple cotton masks

N95s available at Uline for $60/box plus shipping ($3/mask):
Uline.com | N95 Standard Industrial Respirator
by Miss Lonelyhearts
Thu Aug 27, 2020 1:45 am
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Cast Iron Skillet
Replies: 23
Views: 1651

Re: Cast Iron Skillet

I haven’t used cast iron in several years, but on stainless clad (far stickier imo) I can fry/scramble eggs without sticking. Simply heat the pan over low to medium heat for several minutes until a splash of water (hold your finger under the tap then shake over the pan) beads rather than evaporates ...
by Miss Lonelyhearts
Mon Aug 17, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: What's the highest flight of stairs you will climb?
Replies: 13
Views: 5364

Re: What's the highest flight of stairs you will climb?

Seconded on never seeing anyone else. That’s always been my experience in tall buildings.

I had a friend who lived on the 23rd floor and curiosity eventually got the best of me. I much prefer the elevator!
by Miss Lonelyhearts
Sat Aug 15, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Driving recommendations PA to SD
Replies: 13
Views: 2033

Re: Driving recommendations PA to SD

I lost power in Chicago for about 12 hours. My experience of the storm itself was interesting in that it was very intense but also very short. Time from sky blackening and start of downpour with maximum intensity winds to passing of storm front leaving only moderate thunderstorm rains in its wake wa...
by Miss Lonelyhearts
Thu Aug 13, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Kamala Harris
Replies: 89
Views: 21082

Re: Kamala Harris

The Democratic Party base-activator is the current occupant of the White House. I suspect she earned his respect when they tangled in the debates. Temperamentally, they share a lot as politician-accomodators. Yin and yang wise, she’s a better fighter, can play the Twitter game at a higher level, and...